DePaul University, English Language Academy

25 East Jackson Blvd., Suite 1700 - Chicago

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The English Language Academy (ELA) at DePaul University teaches English as a second language and prepares students for university study and professional advancement in the global world. Our comprehensive approach to academic English instruction focuses on language skills, university academic and social life, and contemporary American culture. ELA classes are small, usually 10 to 17 students, and are taught by expert instructors.

Intensive English Program (IEP)
The Intensive English Program (IEP) offers five levels of academic English. New students receive a thorough English proficiency evaluation to ensure proper level assignment. Students entering the Intensive English Program should have at least low-intermediate English skills. Classes for this program meet for 18 hours each week.
Five Levels of Proficiency

Foundations Level (the most beginning level*)
Intermediate Level
High Intermediate Level
Advanced Level
University Bridge Level (the most advanced level)

Continuing English Language Academy (ELA) students who pass their classes move to the next higher level of course work in the following term.
Courses Offered at Each Level

Full-time students take all four courses:

Writing
Reading and Vocabulary Development
Grammar
Spoken English and Listening

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What students are saying

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DePaul University, English Language Academy

United States   

studied English Academic preparation

ELA Program

English learning experience is extraordinary at ELA, DePaul University, Chicago.

posted 1 year ago

DePaul University, English Language Academy

Chile   

studied English Academic preparation

Excellent experience

If you are interested in learning English, have a great time and live in an amazing city. This is the best match.

posted 1 year ago

DePaul University, English Language Academy

Mongolia   

studied English Academic preparation

ELA program for foreign students

The teachers are not only very professional but also have a good sense of humor.

posted 1 year ago

DePaul University, English Language Academy

Indonesia   

studied English Academic preparation

ELA DePaul is Great

I'm so grateful to spend my two terms as a student in ELA class and it was my best choice ever in order to sharpen my English skills before jumping into the college in the USA. ELA DePaul has prepared me nicely by covering all English skills comprehensively through its talent, professional, and respectful instructors. Through Research activity in University Bridge class, I have been brought to my chosen major, that is Kellstadt Graduate Business School as an HR student. Thank you ELA and all my beloved teachers. Loving Greetings, Sr. Margaretha

posted 1 year ago

DePaul University, English Language Academy

Saudi Arabia   

studied English Academic preparation

ELA is the Best!

One of the best facilities in Chicago! The courses they offer are really helpful to prepare students Academically and socially. The teachers are amazing, they really care about your development and help you to enhance and reach your goals. the program provides great and fun activities from Halloween parties to basketball and soccer games. I highly recommend this program, if it wasn't for ELA I wouldn't be able to pursue my dreams.

posted 1 year ago

This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , University campus
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: University campus, Town/City
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: University campus
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, Large, 11-20 students
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